Do you love to control things?
Do you love to put high expectation to people, things and others?
My recent experience with the hairy melon plant in our garden.
We just let it grow and we can see the flowers blossom and also its provide food and shelter to our insect friends. Every morning, we can see a lot bees surrounding the flowers to get nectar.
Well, One day, we discovered there was a little hairy melon on the plant, as it grow on the ground, there is impossible to let the melon to grow bigger.
As such, my father was putting his effort to help the plant… he made the little rack to support the plant…
Look at the cute little melon…
In our opinion, we are helping this little plant. Yet, a few days later….
This morning, when I took a walk in garden, I saw this …
Nature alway give us a great lesson in life, it clearly share with us that we are interdependence, when the plant died off, there is no food and shelter to our insect friends. Its going to disturb the living cycle for them. Moreover, we can’t enjoy the hairy melon as our food too. The little “Helping” action from us… actually bring harm to the hairy melon. We are disturbing its growing process.
Think about it, if we continue to do deforestation, what will happen to ourselves and also our animal friends? Our animal friends will die after they lost their habitat. We might survive yet our action bring disaster to our next generation. Always ask yourself, do you want so much stuffs in your life and must you take meat as your food?
Besides, it shown a great example on impermanence of life. Nothing you can control and also predict. Look at the plant, it just died off…
Our family even think that we can get some tasty hairy melon as food, yet nothing come true. Don’t put high expectation in life. Once there is expectation and when we are unable to meet our expectation, we are going to live in suffering. Free yourself from expectation.
Let things flow by itself, follow the law of nature, not to impose a lot of interference and control, not to put expectation too… Live your life in peace, happiness and joy!
Let put our great effort to preserve the nature for ourselves and also our lovely animal friends. No Nature, No Life!
We are interdependence!!!